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. in the wake of 9/11, president bush and secretary of state colin powell made the case that saddam hussein was set to use weapons of mass destruction. the u.s. invasion was easy, but the mission was not accomplished by that may, even though some insist today u.s. forces did succeed. war planner douglas fife. >> saddam was in fact an extremely dangerous guy. >> martin dempsey. >> today we have in iraq a partner, not an adversary. >> reporter: but 2003 to 2008 was a nightmare of roadside bombs and civil war. a hard lesson. >> we went into iraq without a real plan for how to stabilize the place afterwards. >> reporter: 100,000 iraqis died. nearly 4500 americans lost their lives. many tens of thousands more suffered permanent physical and emotional injuries. illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth, a chopper pilot lost both legs. she said today the war is not over for veterans like her. >> suicides and mental health and untreated brain injuries. we will be taking care of these men and women for the next 60 years. >> reporter: 53% of americans now feet it was a u.s. mistake to send troops to ira
tonight u.s. forces on the order of george w. bush unleashed what later became known as shock and awe. a massive aerial assault that lit up the night sky in baghdad. we were told it would be a quick war. it was about finding and stopping weapons of mass destruction and we would be greeted as liberators. that did not turn out to be the case. now a decade later in our latest poll, a clear majority of americans say the iraq war was not worth it -- the cost in american lives or dollars. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel spent the better part of the last decade covering the war. he has our report tonight. >> reporter: today, baghdad looked like the place many american troops will remember. more than a dozen bombings, dozens dead. ten years after president bush launched shock and awe and toppled saddam hussein, the iraq war has started again. sunnis versus shiites. it's their fight now. but both sides blame the united states for blundering in, looking for weapons of mass destruction that weren't there, undoing iraq's delicate religious balance. hardly the stability desired after
. the timing isn't uncommon. his predecessor george w. bush waited for the last year of his second term. presidents reagan and bush 41 never visited as president. this trip was never supposed to be about breakthroughs. more like showing the flag, solidifying relationships, but even that is fraught in what's been an at times rocky relationship. and in what has always been a dangerous neighborhood. it's where we begin tonight. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is there. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd starts us off, traveling with the president in jerusalem. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it has been a busy first day for president obama here in israel. while the trip itself is designed for the president to improve his personal relationship with the israeli
this column. in terms of republican politics, and speak for that if you can, that they know that george w bush is basically identified completely with the iraq war. is the republican party that can speak for it, are they basically war averse now? >> i think they would hesitate to say, i'm a spokesperson for the republican party, but, yeah, i heard you say wariness. i think that's the better term. chris: wary rather than weary. >> wary rather than weary, republicans and people in had general are in favor of taking the steps that are essential, the quick strike. chris: are there such things that -- >> i was told that this was going to be a three-week exercise and here we are 10 years later talking about the anniversary. the republicans have to be extremely careful. i thought peggy's article was fantastic. i wish i had written it. she made the point that the enterias are squander -- republicans have squandered trust. the war in iraq did damage the republican party for the longer term i think. chris: you interviewed ahmadinejad last september before the last presidential. he seemed unimpressed wit
in the newscast, we'll highlight this weekend's cpack convention animated sarah palin and jeb bush with harsh words for the republican party. >>> postal workers across san francisco this morning protesting their boss's decision to cut services. the forum starting with the postmaster's general decisions called into question. christie joins us live with all the details. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. those protesters just wrapped up 15, 20 minutes ago. they really wanted to send a strong message to u.s. postmaster in san francisco about cuts to service and selling properties. we had a chance to speak with patrick donahue. they have lost 70% of mail volume and can't sit back and do nothing. they gathered outside where he's speaking at a four-day convention about the mailing industry. this as the postal service with huge deficits, closing centers and eyeing the day when it stops saturday service until congress steps in. this is dismantling the postal service as we know it. he says the postal service really needs to keep up with technology. >> the postal service the
in the land of islam. we listen to the bugle car from the bushes father and son. after the gulf war, the afghan war and the iraq war, are we ready for war with iran and syria? spent billions of rebuilding in iraq, baltimore, detroit, they could use the big money we're spending on countries that take our cash even as they tell us to leave. finally, see how she runs, hillary clinton's message on marriage equality fits her m.o. precisely, a scripted, polished dramatic video is just how she announced last time. looks like she is in. hi, i'm chris matthews, welcome to the show. with us today, the "washington post" david ignatius and kathleen parker. helene cooper and michael crowley. first up, what does barack obama know what we don't know pledging to use american power against iran and getting more deeply involved in syria? the american mood when it comes to using force feels like 1915, the end of vietnam. after that war, reluctance to commit power abroad was called vietnam syndrome. then came desert storm in 1991 and the first george bush told us that the lightning victory there had ba
george bush announced there was weapons of mass destruction. that is why this man is sue president bush. >> translator: i believe we were misled as citizens about the war. and we have to do something about that because otherwise, if this is right and we were misled this will happen again and again. >> reporter: san francisco state professor says the iraq war legacy will go down in history as being a bad idea. >> decades ago we had learned the lessens of vietnam. so the question is why did we need to learn many very similar lessons once again? >> reporter: at age 26 sergeant says he knows the war he fought in is controversial but one he will always believe in. >> i think it is going to be a controversial topic for probably the rest of our lives. >> reporter: he is proud of his service but anxious to move on. he is a college student and plans to graduate in the spring. reporting live in san francisco i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >>> certainly the human toll for the iraq war has been high. some 4,500 military casualties but the war is expensive. the question is how much. it is the r
look at the day ahead, and this day in history. ten years ago today on march 19, 2003 president bush announced the country was going to war in iraq. operation iraqi freedom began with pre-dawn launch of cruise missiles. >>> in washington the house will continue duct a review of potential threats from asteroids and meteors. attentions have rose that plates to the planet and also to satellites in orbit. >>> and ten evening gowns worn by princess diana is going under the hammer. they are expected to fetch up to $453,000. >>> here's a look at what's coming up later on the "today" show. a live report how a pace maker for the brain may counter the effect of alzheimer's and how wounded warriors are finding their footing on the slopes of colorado. >>> now keep it on this cancel for continuing news, sports, and more. >>> new details this morning about what may have led up to that deadly crash at a northern california raceway. >> down the block, they surrounded a white car. all jumped out of their cars, with the guns drawn. >>> plus, the investigation continues after a south bay officer opened
george w. bush only visited during his final months in office. the president, however, is dogged by the perception that he's pulled toward the government of america's strongest ally in the middle east and by the criticism that his outreach to improve relations with the muslim world has been at israel's expense. during an interview on friday with me for "press pass," israel's ambassador to the u.s. sought to downplay any rift. >> there is a u.s./israel relationship which is deep, which is unbreakable, and that's a message of assurance to the people of israel at a very turbulent time in our region and a message to the people of the middle east. >> mr. obama will visit the grave site of theodore hertz el, the father of modern zionism, meant to send a strong signal to the region that this president stands behind israel as its right to exist as jewish state. also on the agenda, a visit to the holocaust memorial and the church of the nativity in bethlehem, a revered site for christians. stay with nbc news for comprehensive coverage of the president's trip starting wednesday. >>> coming
that we had enough of wars in the land of islam. we listen to the bugle car from the bushes father and son. after the gulf war, the afghan war and the iraq war, are we ready for war with iran and syria? spent billions of rebuilding in iraq, baltimore, detroit, they could use the big money we're spending on countries that take our cash even as they tell us to leave. finally, see how she runs, hillary clinton's message on marriage equality fits her m.o. precisely, a scripted, polished dramatic video is just how she announced last time. looks like she is in. hi, i'm chris matthews, welcome to the show. with us today, the "washington post" david ignatius and kathleen parker. helene cooper and michael crowley. first up, what does barack obama know what we don't know pledging to use american power against iran and getting more deeply involved in syria? the american mood when it comes to using force feels like 1915, the end of vietnam. after that war, reluctance to commit power abroad was called vietnam syndrome. then came desert storm in 1991 and the first george bush told us that the lightning
did the same on the president's health care law. and the bush v. gore case in 2000. >>> t.j. lane who fatally had shot three students at an ohio high school last year was sentenced to three life terms tuesday. the unrepentant 18-year-old wore a t-shirt with the word "killer" written on it at the hearing. >>> passengers on a diverted flight from boston to atlanta got a special delivery last night. 30 pizzas were delivered to the hungry passengers. as they sat on the tarmac in knoxville, tennessee. no word on who ordered the pies, but some passengers think it was a pilot. good stuff there. >>> now to health news. looks like michael bloomberg may be on to something when it comes to the debate on sugary drinks. worldwide about 180,000 obesity-related deaths each year are linked to sugar-sweetened calorie-packed beverages with 25,000 in the u.s. alone. an overwhelming amount of deaths were caused by diabetes then cardiovascular disease and cancer. >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil. bring yourself back. >>> with a new wave of worry from cyprus, investors are lo
-ramp. after temperatures the bushes and trees, the rider is nowhere to be found. down the way, someone has driven their $90,000 tesla model f off a freeway on-ramp and into an embankment and taken out a metering light in the process. >> he is a little unsteady on his feet. i also noticed that he had looked like a fresh piece of gum in his mouth. a lot of people think that's going to take away from the odor that i'm smelling. >> reporter: but despite those clues, the driver passes the sobriety test. tonight some people out celebrating st. patrick's day tell us drinking is just part of this holiday. it comes with an obligation to drink responsibly. >> definitely call a taxi. get a friend to drive you home. call your mom. whatever you need to do to be safe. >> for the most part i think so. everyone is trying to be smart. they don't want to get too stupid. >> reporter: the officers we spent time with tonight made no arrests during the two hours that we were them. but they said last night the dui activity ramped up after midnight. so just a word of caution for anyone throughout on the road toni
valuable. we're sharing some of the lessons we learned from our moms with mom to be jenna bush hager. there she is right there. we'll get to that in a couple of minutes. >> and we see make-up tips from time to time, often for younger women. what about mature women? what are some of the best ways to make them look younger? what are some of the great things everyone can do at home. we did an online video. it was a huge hit and she's going to show us how she does it with lovely ladies right there in our studio. >>> and david cassidy, there's the reason going back to the partridge family music we played a little while ago. he's going to join us this morning and tell us why he has decided to auction off some of the great memorabilia from his fabulous career. we'll check in with david in just a couple of minutes. >> get your checkbook out. but first, let's get to natalie with a check of today's top stories. >>> good morning, everyone. president obama met with palestinian officials on the second day of his trip to the middle east. he held a joint news conference this morning with palestinia
's attorney during bush v. gore which effectively closed the book on the 2000 presidential election by ending the florida recount and mr. boies is with me here. good to have you. >> good to be here. this time i have ted olson who is representing me. >> that's right. you are a team here which is striking. pick up on this conversation. what is it that you need the court to decide in lay language? >> sure. at the very beginning of this case, he said we needed to prove three things. first marriage is a fund aament right. we needed to do that and the defendants even agreed with that. the supreme court has ruled that 14 times in the last 100 years. second, we needed to prove that depriving gay and lesbian citizens of the right to marry seriously harmed them and seriously harmed the children that they were raising. and we proved that, too, not only through our witnesses but through the defense witnesses. >> can i interrupt on that point? i think it's significant. in effect, are you vaing you want gays and lesbians to be treated as a protected class like african-americans? in other words, the burden
would serve my term, i wouldn't leave office mid term. >> jeb bush offered tough love to his party. >> all too often we are associated with being anti-everything. >> neither bush nor palin scored with conservatives for the 2006 race. it was rand paul and marco rubio that took top spots in the cpac straw poll. >> that republican party autopsy one of the things they're putting forward for 2006, limiting primary debates to less than a dozen, moving the convention to late june, mid july. >>> a costly six minutes for defensive end dumervil. he lost his spot on the broncos roster after the contract was faxed six minutes after the 4:00 p.m. deadline. the tardy fax made him a free agent and axed an $8 million contract. as you might expect, he then fired his agent as well. >>> this video is a hit online. officials are investigating this incident caught on camera in surfer's paradise, australia. check out what happens when drunken heck letter pushes the street performer too far. human statue david molder apologized for losing his cool but received support from around the world for letting th
stephen colbert, businesswoman elizabeth colbert bush. >> i will talk to each other and listen. >> reporter: because there are so many candidates, a runoff is expected between the top two republicans. today is really a test. south carolinians are forgiving of sanford's past the question is will they vote for him again. >> we'll know by the end of today. kelly o'donnell in charleston thank you. >>> today marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the war in iraq, a bombardment dubbed shock and awe. richard engel covered it from the start, he's in jerusale sta. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we are in jerusalem where president obama tomorrow will begin a visit to boost relations with israel, the palestinian authority, and jordan. for the united states, the war in iraq began ten years ago, but for iraqis, it never really ended. it began on a clear night, with military precision, as guided bombs brought shock and awe to baghdad. u.s. troops charged up through the desert, and soon baghdad was falling. iraq's oil money was supposed to pay for the war.
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